18th ANNUAL PARADE * MAY 11, 2019 * 10-NOON
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
181 CLINTON AVE S., ROCHESTER, NY 14607

"Dachshunds only, PLEASE."


There have been discussions on this site concerning the presence of big dogs at our event. As co-chair of the coordinating committee, I want to take this opportunity to clarify what we mean when we say "Dachshunds only, PLEASE."

Over the 17 years hosting the Dachshund Parade we have observed that on the whole our dogs get along with each other, and they even accept other small dogs among them. But most of our dachshunds react negatively toward big dogs they do not know. If your big dog and your dachshund get along just fine at home, that is no guarantee that other dachshunds will accept your big dog at the parade.

We respectfully ask you either to leave your big dog at home or to restrict its presence to the perimeter of the park area where dachshunds that wish to make friends may do so.

Alan Frost

2018 Parade Photos

Check out these photos from the 17th Annual Parade taken by Rob Frost on May 12, 2018.

2018 Parade is on Rain or Shine

We're also asking our friendly local weatherman Rich Caniglia if he can make some improvements on his predictions!

Local Television Coverage of the 2018 Parade

Click here to see Rochester Dachshund Parade coming up this weekend on Good Day Rochester.
Check out the famous, one-of-a-kind hat that Marilyle Sweet Page is wearing in this interview on Channel 8.
And Channel 8 was at the parade on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

2017 Parade Photos

On Google+:
Click here to see photos taken by Betsey Gawve of the 16th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

2017 Parade is on Rain or Shine

Our favorite local weatherman, Rich Caniglia, gave us this special forecast.

16th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade

Saturday, May 13 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Washington Square Park, 181 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY, 14607

This year our parade turns Sweet Sixteen! Whether your dachshund is 16 weeks or 16 years, come and party with us. There will be plenty of time for picture taking in the park and a fashion show on the stage, culminating with all the pups on parade just before noon. You’re sure to see doxies that are pretty in pink or bold in blue, plus hundreds more in all sizes, colors and coats.

Memory Book

Each year at the parade we welcome new entries to our Memory Book. You may create them in advance or construct them on site.
Here are some examples from prior years.




Volunteers Needed for May 13, 2017 Parade

Please contact us at the email address shown below. DO NOT post contact information in reply to this post.

2016 Parade Videos by Tom Barlow

The 15th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade, May 7, 2016 from a dog's point of view.

Pre-Parade Socializing



Parade Only

2016 Parade Photos

On Facebook:
For the latest photos from the 15th Annual Parade, click here.

On Google+:
Click here to see photos taken by Rob Frost of the 15th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Help Us Celebrate the 15th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade on Saturday, May 7, 2016

When you attend the parade, be sure to visit our vendors and information booths, and keep these useful resources on hand all year long to help you help your dachshund do everything!

15th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade coming May 7, 2016

When lilacs next in Highland Park bloom,
Dachshunds will come to play across town.